The Most Badass Ladies from Game of Thrones  

Ranker of Thrones
10.4k votes 1.7k voters 98k views 17 items

List Rules Vote up the toughest, most badass ladies from 'Game of Thrones.'

Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones in its entirety. 

Game of Thrones isn't exactly known for being very nice to its female characters, but when you get right down to it, the ladies of Game of Thrones are some of the most badass, powerful women on television. They've got dragons, magic and battle skills, and they know how to get what they want. Each of these characters is awesome in her own, special way.

From the Mother of Dragons to the Mother of Demons, all those who mess with the ladies on this list get what's coming to them. Some, like Yara Greyjoy, are in command of their own men, while others quietly control events from the background. And don't underestimate even the youngest women listed here - Arya Stark might still be a child, but she won't hesitate to own you with her sword-fighting skills - just ask the Night King.

Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Badass Ladies from Game of Thrones
Photo:  HBO

Brienne of Tarth has a lot of fans, and for good reason. The only female knight of the Seven Kingdoms is "unashamedly herself" according to actor Gwendoline Christie. She's had some memorable kills - like Stannis Baratheon - but one of the things that makes her the most badass is her undying loyalty and strength. 

Is she awesome?

More Brienne of Tarth

#3 of 93 The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now #17 of 1,087 The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Timefeaturing 20 Best Brienne Memes From 'Game Of Thrones' Finale

Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Badass Ladies from Game of Thrones
Photo:  HBO

Arya Stark has always been a tough cookie, but as she has grown up throughout the series, she has proven she is a force to be reckoned with. She has slain many of the people on her list (remember how she fed Walter Frey his men?), and she ended the Night King with one of the most iconic dagger moves ever. 

Is she awesome?

More Arya Stark

#9 of 44 Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable #2 of 93 The Best Female Characters on TV Right Nowfeaturing The Best Arya Stark Quotes

Olenna Redwyne
Olenna Redwyne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Badass Ladies from Game of Thrones
Photo:  HBO

If you looked up shade in the dictionary, you'd see Olenna Redwyne's picture. The Dowager Countess of the Tyrell Family, Olenna gives zero f*cks about what people think of her. Olenna has one mission: protect her family and get them to the crown.

She killed Joffrey and told Jaime while simultaneously calling him out for his affair with his sister. After she slams down poisoned wine from Jaime, she recalls Joffrey's violent death and admits she did it, saying, "Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me."

Is she awesome?
Lyanna Mormont
Lyanna Mormont is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Badass Ladies from Game of Thrones
Photo:  HBO

Lyanna Mormont had a lot of awesome moments in her short life. The teen Lady of Mormont insisted on not "knitting by the fire while men fight for me." Even as she faced death during the Battle of Winterfell, she used her final moments to slay an undead giant to protect the North. 

Is she awesome?